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Mercury passing in front of the sun, seen from Mars

Transit of planet Mercury across the sun on June 3, as seen from Mars by a camera on the Curiosity rover.<p>NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has imaged the …

New tumor-targeting agent images and treats wide variety of cancers

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) report that a new class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out and find …

Bacteria in your mouth could be oral cancer clues - Futurity

New oral cancer research suggests that it could one day be possible to detect the disease by monitoring bacteria in the mouth.

Cancer

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

Mars Mission

Human In Robotic Exoskeleton To Kick Off The World Cup

The brain-controlled augmented suit was developed to give mobility to victims of paralysis.<p>The most significant moment of the 2014 World Cup may take place not in the tournament's final match, but in its earliest minutes. If all goes according to plan, at the opening ceremony in Sao Paolo tomorrow, …

Robotics

Handheld terahertz cameras could replace MRI - Futurity

Thin sensors that use carbon nanotubes to detect terahertz waves could offer a less intrusive way to screen passengers at airports or to scan for …

Tumors

Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. In an interview at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki — the managing officer with Toyota's technical …

Last Straw: How The Fortunes Of Las Vegas Will Rise Or Fall With Lake Mead

Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.<p>The bathtub ring can be seen for miles. The 120-foot-high band of rock, bleached nearly white by mineral-rich water, circles the …

New York Times

Gum disease bacteria selectively disarm immune system, study finds

The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. In healthy people, these bacteria are typically harmless and …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)